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Sounds of a Summer Night - July 24


As Sounds of a Summer Night continues at Reeves-Reed Arboretum

July 24th


Summit, NJ  Broadway and cabaret was the theme at Reeves-Reed Arboretum this past Wednesday evening, July 10 when aspiring young artists from NJPAC's Summer Youth Performance Workshop took to the stage at the Arboretum's summer concert series, Sounds of a Summer Night.  An appreciative crowd of about one hundred people sat on lawn chairs and blankets as these young, talented singers performed, solo and in groups, selections from the musical theatre repertoire. 


Sounds of a Summer Night continues on Wednesday evening, July 24 with the group, Rose and the Nightingale, as they launch their new CD, Spirit of the Garden.  Rose and the Nightingale is four powerful New York based multi-instrumentalists and improvisers.  The band's warm sound of three part vocal harmonies, intricate arrangements, and burning solos creates a deep level of connection with audiences.  Spirit of the Garden, inspired by botanic gardens, blurs the boundaries of jazz, folk, world, and chamber music, and celebrates the sublimity of gardens through song.  Members of Rose and the Nightingale have performed internationally on five continents, at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall, and at the most prestigious jazz festivals around the world, and have shared the bill with such luminaries from jazz legends Esperanza Spalding and Chris Botti, to pop stars Jay-Z, Beyonce, and Sting.


The Arboretum grounds will close to the general public at 5 pm and reopen to concertgoers at 6 pm for picnicking. Guests are encouraged to bring folding chairs and blankets.  The concert will begin at 7 pm.  There is a minimum $10 donation at the door.  Thanks to underwriting by Investors Savings Bank, this series is free to all RRA members.  


Sounds of a Summer Night is made possible, in part, by support from Nick and Tracy McKee, and by the Grand Summit Hotel.  For more information about this series and other programs and events at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, please visit our website,, or call, 908-273-8787.


About Reeves-Reed Arboretum:  Celebrating 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum seeks to engage, educate and enrich the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate.  Open 7days a week from dawn til dusk, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers.